Largely because of The Challenge, 2010 has been a very exciting year for BinarySwitch. It saw the release of 3 products, Eclipse, Reveal, and Hive, after years of promises with no delivery. One of the things I’m most proud of is that most recent release of Eclipse, v1.11, has had over 2000 downloads since it’s it’s release back in July.
Today is the fifth anniversary of BinarySwitch. I thought it appropriate to say a few words.
Customizing your Microsoft Windows desktop background is something that can be surprisingly annoying. The interface to do so isn’t user friendly or easily accessible; if you use a source image that is small, it will appear grainy; images are distorted when you set them to “stretch”, and getting your background color to match the background color of an illustration is nearly impossible.
More advanced users may be familiar with making their own custom desktops by using an image editing tool, but this is often a chore in and of itself.
BinarySwitch reveal is packed with features that make customizing your desktop background a breeze.
Between viral marketing campaigns, Internet memes, and addictive web sites, it can sometimes be hard to stay focused on what’s really important. However, the Internet is too valuable as a resource tool and communications platform for “pulling the plug” to be a viable option.
Eclipse is a personal website blocker that will temporarily block access to the distracting websites you specify, while leaving all other web sites accessible.
Note: You may need to close and re-open your web browser for the changes to take effect.
Just like any other command-line utility, it can be batched, logged, and scheduled using components that are already a part of the Windows OS.
Consult the Usage Guide for full instructions.